CHARLESTON, S.C. — The campaign to remove the Confederate battle flag from South Carolina’s capitol grounds marched forward on Wednesday, as the House of Representatives emotionally debated the banner symbolizing slavery and racism for many and Southern heritage for others.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina’s Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol’s grounds, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.
WASHINGTON — The United States welcomes talks between the Afghan government and Taliban, the White House said on Tuesday after Afghanistan announced it had sent a peace delegation to Pakistan for talks.
LOS ANGELES — Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed on Monday.
WASHINGTON — The United States said on Tuesday it was falling far behind plans to build a Syrian opposition force to battle Islamic State, disclosing that just 60 fighters were in training after U.S. vetting thinned the number of recruits.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee county on Monday named a temporary county clerk after the person in the position resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses that she said violated her religious beliefs.
AUSTIN, Texas -- A 19-year-old Texas man has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a mass murder at a church where he had been kicked out of a youth ministry due to his erratic behavior, police documents made available on Monday showed.
CHICAGO — Late in the evening on July 4 a haze of smoke from backyard fireworks hung over Chicago. Like kids all over the city, 7-year-old Amari Brown stood on the sidewalk enjoying the show - until the staccato burst of explosives turned into gunfire.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began an emotional debate over legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state capitol in Columbia and has long been denounced by its critics as a symbol of slavery.
CONEY ISLAND — In a stunning upset on Coney Island, 23-year-old newcomer Matt Stonie grabbed the famed mustard-colored champion’s belt after gobbling 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes in the annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Jack Hentzel, 9, cast a wary glance at his nearly empty lemonade pitcher. His ice, floating listlessly in a glass bowl on a table, was melting. His cousin, 7-year-old Joseph Navarro, was ready to retire for the day.
Better care and counseling is needed to teach overweight women hoping to become pregnant about the health dangers of their excess weight and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, a new U.S. study concludes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal law enforcement officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches in the U.S. South and have determined that two were started by natural causes and one was due to an electrical fire.
HOUSTON — BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history.